Annual Amelia Island events offer fun year-round

Amelia Island is a four-season destination in northeast Florida and offers a wide array of festivals and activities to enhance your stay at The Addison on Amelia Island.

Calendar of Amelia Island Events

Ongoing Events

Fernandina Beach Market Place Farmers Market, weekly on Saturday 9AM – 1PM. Conveniently located one block from the inn and a great way to walk off breakfast. http://fernandinabeachmarketplace.com

Artrageous Artwalk, monthly on 2nd Saturday, 4PM – 7PM. Galleries located within walking distance of the inn in historic downtown Fernandina Beach. http://islandart.org/artrageous-artwalk

The Sprouting Project Dinners monthly on Saturday at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort Cocktails at 6PM Dinner at 7PM

Enjoy an intimate southern-inspired farm-to-table dinner at The Sprouting Project. Guests will tour Amelia Island Plantation’s state-of-the-art aquaponic greenhouse, expansive organic garden and large collection of beehives before enjoying a plated dinner that incorporates items harvested directly from The Sprouting Project. This monthly event will showcase both the creativity and culture of our chefs in a lush, outdoor setting. https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/amelia-island-plantation/dining/monthly-dinners

Special Events

June – December 8, 2019 Southern Living Idea House on Crane Island https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-southern-living-idea-house-tickets-61128551142

This year’s home is a new build on secluded Crane Island, a 113-home master planned community located on Amelia Island’s western edge about 5 miles south of historic Fernandina Beach. The home’s distinct Southern vernacular blends luxe Lowcountry style with historic Fernandina Beach architecture designed to encourage indoor/outdoor living with 1,400 square feet of porches. Heather Chadduck Hillegas, Southern Living’s former Style Director and now of Heather Chadduck Interiors & Textiles, is managing the design. Architects Jim Strickland and Clay Rokicki of Historical Concepts, which has mastered the art of designing the “new old” Southern home, are overseeing the home’s architecture.

December 6 – 7, 2019 13th Annual Holiday Home Tour https://ameliamuseum.org/holidayhometour/

The Amelia Island Museum of History has partnered with the 2019 Southern Living Design Hosue on Crane Island and is offering a combo ticket for both events. The home tour has returned to the historic district and includes our next door neighbor! We invite you to stay at The Addison on Amelia Island and tour 5 Victorian homes decorated for the holiday season.

December 13 – 15, 2019 Dickens on Centre https://www.ameliaisland.com/landing-pages/Dickens-on-Centre-Christmas-Festival

Enjoy costumed characters, themed entertainment and performances, visits from Saint Nick, and a variety of vendors selling seasonal gifts and wares. Inspired by Charles Dickens’ novella “A Christmas Carol,” Dickens on Centre transforms downtown Fernandina into a classic English village, sure to enliven your Christmas spirit. Think chestnuts roasting, carolers strolling, and readings of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.

January 17 – 20, 2020 “Say Cheese” at The Addison on Amelia

The Addison on Amelia Island is excited to announce the inaugural cheesemaking class at the inn! The Addison has partnered with Three Shepherds Cheese from Warren VT to host this fun-filled weekend to kickoff Amelia Island Restaurant Week. Class participants will receive instructional materials, make cheese for consumption and to take home, and receive a $60 gift certificate towards dinner at Burlingame Restaurant Saturday night. Please visit our Specials page for more information and hurry to make your reservations for this unique opportunity. https://addisononamelia.com/specials-and-packages/offers/say-cheese-at-the-addison-on-amelia/

January 17 – 26, 2020 “Prepare for Yummy” Amelia Island 12th Annual Restaurant Week

This ten-day culinary showcase will feature a selection of Amelia Island’s award-winning and popular dining establishments. Guests can enjoy Restaurant Week dining for lunch and dinner, with different restaurants offering prix-fixe menu(s) at $12 for lunch and $21, $31 or $41 for dinner. For a list of participating restaurants:
Reserve 2 nights at The Addison on Amelia Island during Restaurant Week and receive a $50 gift certificate towards dinner at select restaurants in the downtown historic district. Package details:

January – April 2020 Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival https://www.ameliachambermusic.org/